Sixth & U, our à la carte Jewish education series for young professionals, provides a variety of opportunities to satisfy an appetite for Jewish learning, spiritual growth, and modern discourse on an ancient religion. Our regular offerings include:
Interfaith Couples Workshop
A guided, nonjudgmental space for Jews and their non-Jewish partners to participate in practical conversations, gain insight from case studies, find personal support, and engage in religious and secular text study. Click here to add your name to our current inquiry list.
What It Takes
This series features intensive, skill-based classes designed for people at all points along the Jewish spectrum. Learn about and connect with rituals, practices, and holidays over sessions spanning one to three days. For a list of past and future What It Takes courses, including WIT: To Officiate Your Friend’s Wedding, WIT: High Holidays, and WIT: Havdallah, click here.
Jewish Welcome Workshop: An In-depth Introduction to Judaism
This 35-week long introductory course is designed for those interested in converting to Judaism or learning more about Judaism and their own Jewish heritage. Participants learn both within the classroom and through immersion in the larger Sixth & I community. At the end of the program, non-Jewish participants will be prepared to convert to Judaism or to live as a Ger Toshav (“fellow traveler”) with the Jewish people. Click here to learn more about the course or to add your name to our inquiry list.
Adult B’nai Mitzvah Course
This 30-week course explores Jewish approaches to prayer and spirituality, as well as the ins and outs of Friday night and Saturday morning Shabbat services. At the end of the course, participants can celebrate their B’nai Mitzvah on our historic bimah. Basic Hebrew reading skills required; comprehension not necessary. We expect that the next session of this course will begin in the fall of 2016. To be added to our inquiry list, please click here.
Building A Jewish Home
Open to singles and couples both Jewish and interfaith, this course explores what it means to create a Jewish home. Through guided conversation, students talk, learn, and discover ways to infuse Jewish values and traditions into their homes and lives. To be added to our inquiry list, please click here.
An experiential introduction to Judaism course designed for Jews and non-Jews looking to discover or reconnect with Judaism. The five-week course allows students to develop a deeper connection with the Jewish faith through a digestible introduction to Jewish traditions, customs, and rituals.
* No one will be turned away from any of our classes due to a lack of funds. If necessary, we are happy to set up individualized payment plans. For more information about Sixth & U, please contact our Community Engagement Associate, Alissa.